Allied and Healthcare Professionals
Allied and healthcare professionals (AHPs) includes individuals involved with the delivery of health or healthcare related services, with qualification and competence in therapeutic, diagnostic, curative, preventive and/or rehabilitative interventions.
They work in multidisciplinary health teams in varied healthcare settings including doctors (physicians and specialist), nurses and public health officials to promote, protect, treat and/or manage a person(‘s) physical, mental, social, emotional, environmental health and holistic well-being.
Modern healthcare system is technology oriented and growing in a very fast pace with introduction and up-gradation of newer technology. There is a dearth need of technocrats to handle these high-end sophisticated equipments.
Allied and Healthcare Professionals are distinct from trained technicians who may have expertise in practical skills but lacks deep scientific knowledge on the subject. Allied and Healthcare professionals possess both theoretical and practical knowledge on their subject domain but also expected to show proficiency in clinical care, own good communication skills, work as a team player in multidisciplinary team, exhibits ethics and accountability at all levels, express commitment to professional excellence, holds leadership and mentorship qualities , socially accountable, exhibits scientific attitude and be a lifelong learner.
The AHPs are also called as Therapist or Technologist as per their subject domains (Eg: Respiratory therapist, Medical Lab Technologist, Radiology Technologist, Dialysis Therapist, Neuroelectro physiologist etc).
World Health Organization (WHO), estimates that by the year 2030, the global economy is projected to create around forty million new health sector jobs mostly in the middle and high income countries and despite the anticipated growth in jobs there shall be projected shortage of fifteen million health workers to achieve the sustainable development goals in low and lower middle income countries.
Understanding the urgent requirement of healthcare providers, Saveetha College of Allied health Sciences offers a wide range of job oriented undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D programs.
The B.Sc Hons (Allied health Sciences) program is at high demand among biology stream students. This program creates Allied health Professionals (AHPs) who play a vital role in modern healthcare delivery system. Allied and healthcare professionals (AHPs) are individuals involved with the delivery of health or healthcare related services, with qualification and competence in therapeutic, diagnostic, curative, preventive and/or rehabilitative interventions.